- Making News: Lettuce Found Tainted with Perchlorate
Congressional Democrats are among those urging the military to clean up residues from perchlorate, a salt used in rocket fuel. Now, perchlorate has turned up in four out of 22 samples of lettuce purchased at northern California supermarkets. One labeled -organic- had 20 times the amount of perchlorate the state calls safe in drinking water. Miguel Bustillo, who is reporting the story for the Los Angeles Times, says don't toss your salad just yet.
- Reporter's Notebook: Is North Korean Charged in Santa Monica a Spy or Scapegoat?
John Joungwoong Yai is a naturalized US citizen who-s been in jail for the past two months, accused by the FBI of being an agent for North Korea. A federal judge has ruled he is not a flight risk, and ordered his release on bail. The government isn-t talking about the case, but Yai-s lawyer is. Bill Genego says his client, who was paid for sending newspaper clippings to North Korea, was -engaged in a lawful commercial transaction.-